Global PropTech platform Unissu has made its first move in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of Singapore-based www.disruptproperty.com.
Disrupt Property, the first listing portal of PropTech businesses, was founded by Jack FitzGerald, a Senior Development Manager at Lendlease, in January 2016.
His aim was to make sense of the ever-expanding PropTech ecosystem.
The deal gives Unissu a what it says is a significant presence in the region as it maps the global PropTech market for the benefit of property firms and investors.
It said that no single source of accurate data, information and resources currently exists, and this is another step to making a global PropTech platform a reality.
Beta testing of Unissu has already commenced with a multinational range of property and PropTech professionals.
The platform goes live to the industry later this year.
Eddie Holmes, the co-founder of Unissu, said: “Our growth continues with the acquisition of Disrupt Property.
Having just closed a strategic pre-seed investment round from global investors, this is an important milestone in Unissu’s mission to create the single source of truth for all PropTech data, information and research.”
“Jack has built an incredible dataset with Disrupt, a dataset that we are augmenting and making even more relevant to Unissu’s users.”
FitzGerald added: “I am hugely excited to announce this deal with Unissu as it seems the natural evolution for the Disrupt portal.”
Unissu is the global leader in PropTech information, data and research. It was founded in May 2018 by serial entrepreneurs and PropTech influencers James Dearsley and Eddie Holmes.
At a recent Bangkok event we found that many Thailand real estate agents are unaware of PropTech.
The Disrupt portal currently lists more than 700 property-related platforms, two of which are based in Thailand.